After a two-week hiatus from news about He Who Wears the Crown, Withstand the Weight: The Heirs, there is now some movement and added tidbits about the production. There was a second script reading session held at SBS studios on July 31 but nothing has been revealed about who attended or what took place. Park Shin Hye’s agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment posted an update about her schedule saying that she was headed to Heirs filming which was starting in August and she has a CF shoot lined up on August 7th, and then lo and behold, a C-fan spotted her filming the drama yesterday and posted two pictures of her Weibo. The scene in question was supposedly quite emotional as Shin Hye was going through the dialogue. No other main cast member was present at the filming in question. A few more rumored details about the drama have dropped to add more flavor to what to expect. Apparently the production is wrangling up a slew of fancy import cars for the rich kids to drive, which totally flashes be back to Boys Before Flowers again, as if this drama didn’t already crib 80% of the set up from the Hana Yori Dango story. Park Shin Hye’s character is reportedly working a part time job at a pizza delivery joint. Huh?
Lee Min Ho, who has been traipsing around all of Asia for his individual fan meeting/mini-concerts, has said in an interview that he’s learning to surf for this role, which we already know since he posted a shirtless picture of him with a surfboard headed into the water last month. He also added that he’s been taking intensive English lessons as well because his character needs to be fluent in English. Since the original storyboard is that his character is studying abroad in Australia for a few years already, of course Lee Min Ho needs to show off some fairly fluent English. SBS is moving the overseas production to California since its currently Winter down under, but no word yet as to whether the drama is going to substitute California scenes for Australia and keep the same destination, or change the destination all together and have the main lead studying abroad in the US. Choi Jin Hyuk gave an interview recently and revealed that his character as the older brother of the male lead is someone “who doesn’t even blink when he’s pricked and starts bleeding, and is a little bit devilish.” So he’s just a cold and smirky (not to mention sexy) MoFo is what I got from that little description. This drama doesn’t premiere for another two months but there are already so many YT fan videos I had a good chuckle browsing through them. I think Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho is going to have good chemistry and some of the videos do a good job of selling it.
Fan made MV for Heirs:
When City Hunter Met the casinoplay Flower Girl Next Door: